Around The World With Helvetica

Typography got a massive boost with computers. Thousands of different fonts are today available at the click of a button in all kinds of software. However in all of these, Helvetica somehow rules the roost. Its simplicity and minimalism has endeared it to public imagery and life for the last 50 years. And now…

a documentary about the life of a font, Helvetica, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. You may not know the name, but you’ll almost certainly know the face: Helvetica, the typographic identity of Orange and Muji, of British Gas and US Mail, of United Van Lines as well as the United Nations, is probably the most popular font in existence. Even so, isn’t a special birthday bash in its honour a little, well, extreme? [link]

To another 50 years…Happy Birthday Helvetica !

One Comment

  1. Mahendra July 27, 2007

    Very interesting! Thanks for the wonderful post.

    Typefaces and fonts are so commonplace and ubiquitous that we take them for granted. It’s nice to know there’s a film and so much celebration going on!

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